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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:07 AM
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Los Alamos develops underground radio
Aug. 2, 2006, 10:34PM
Los Alamos develops underground radio

By HEATHER CLARK Associated Press Writer
2006 The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed an underground radio designed to locate trapped miners or help emergency crews communicate with each other during disasters.

The nuclear weapons lab announced this week that it has signed two exclusive license agreements with a Canadian company, Vital Alert Technologies Inc., to market the communications technology. The agreements were signed May 31.

Joe Miller, president and CEO of Vital Alert, said he started his company to find a wireless solution to emergency communications shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. He joined with Los Alamos scientist David Reagor, who had been working with low frequency electromagnetic radiation since 1996, after receiving requests from mining companies to help solve their problems with underground communications.

Reagor said the communications technology couples very low frequency radiation that can penetrate earth with digital technology like that used in cell phones and MP3 players to allow the radios to transmit voices and text messages.
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4091043.h...
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Kiouni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:11 AM
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1. maybe my cell phone
will start working in buildings.
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don954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:15 AM
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2. they made a portable VLF radio?
WOW. VLF antennas, by nature, are huge. This thing must use some type of fractal antenna, i cant see how you could pick up a VLF signal any other way. This will have applications in other areas too, oceanography is one, im sure there are lots more.
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:36 AM
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3. Here's one...
After Global warming cooks the earth, and we all have to move to underground complexes, We can listen to Imus and Stern... Oh hell, just shoot me now.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:48 AM
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4. Down in a hole, losin my soul
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